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Geminate consonants by total assimilation in English

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Is "illegal" an example of nasal place assimilation in English?

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definition of c-command and government

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Reason for silent letters in languages

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Term for an uninterrupted turn without any overlap

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Term for a pair of words with opposite meanings, such that everything can have one or the other as a quality

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is schwa a phoneme in English?

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Indo-European languages that have innovated a nominative-accusative distinction for neuter nouns

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How Does Gibberish Differ between Languages?

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What are the meanings of the words Tashfia and Bashar? [closed]

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Why is it called the ‘sound-image’ in Saussurean structural linguistics?

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Difference between Cantonese /gw/ and Mandarin /gu/?

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Voiceless Schwa after a plosive consonant

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How did Chomsky conceive orthography and spelling?

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Does a toneless syllable have no f0? How to distinguish a toneless syllable? Please help

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What languages use a conceptual parallel to the Hebrew verb ירש?

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Deducing syllable structure from sonority curve and phonotactics

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Why not consider diphthongs as two phonological parts? [duplicate]

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In Arabic what is the difference in the usage of the perfect tense negative and imperfect tense jussive.(as their translation is same in English.) [closed]

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Do vocative diacopes exist in hebrew?

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Help me find grammatical innovations across Germanic languages? [closed]

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How can I draw these syntax structure tree? (from A to B) [closed]

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Controversy & Debate in SLA: Can I ever get concrete takeaways?

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How do you make a syntax tree for this sentence [closed]

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Do Turkish sentences have to ever "fall back" to using extra words instead of using suffixes?

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Does any language have Final-Obstruent voicing?

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Conditional protases for suggestions: "Maybe if I have a read first and then we meet up later?"

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Is the ancient word Greek πῐ́θηκος / píthēkos ("monkey") attested with the meaning "dwarf" more than once? [migrated]

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How To Solve UKLO Mandombe Problem

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Pronunciation of D sound in British English

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Possible Sanskrit word "pas" as declension case

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Accepted term for "noun of action"

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I am not able to analysis this sentence "The huge black and white extremely angry monkey." How do I diagram it? [closed]

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Why do some languages lack family name markers?

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Languages that have no objective vs. subjective genitive ambiguity

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Is it not plausible that English "wraith" could be connected to Proto-Germanic "*wraith-" or its derivatives?

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Why did older languages lose the informal "you" if modern languages are losing the formal "you"?


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